MNWis Fusion Technical Net
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    Latest Message: 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : That's ok Don I understand 🙂
    • AI5AI Don : Oops! I can't read!
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don looks like you have done a time warp or I'm running behind here. 🙂
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 7/26/2021
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy from Texas 07/28/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 7/12/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • K9EQ/Chris : K7LW: Should work okay. Out here mesh is being used quite a bit for a lot of things.
    • AI5AI Don : Good night everyone from Texas! 73
    • K9EQ/Chris : 73 all
    • K7LW : Y'all have a great evening, stay cool and stay safe! 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • K7LW : That's what I was thinking with the IMRS and MESH. Since it's basically an intranet anyway, should work just fine. I'm getting ready to link five repeater sites using microwave 5GHz links, and setting up a MESH backbone. Just curious if anyone experienced any hiccups.
    • K7LW : There shouldn't be a room with a PDN.
    • AI5AI Don : Yes,I heard that. That's a NO NO!!
    • K9EQ/Chris : Don: He was running 5 watts on the FT2D.
    • K9EQ/Chris : If the network is doing its network thing (low ping times, minimal loss of packets, etc.), there shouldn't be any problems. Like other Internet applications, IMRS shouldn't care about the type of network.
    • K7LW : Has anyone used LMRS with a MESH Net? If so, any notable issues?
    • K7LW : GE All, hope your staying nice and cool where your at.
    • AI5AI Don : Bingo!!
    • AI5AI Don : was he running high power?
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy Chris and Odis
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy from Texas
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    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 6/28/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • K9EQ/Chris : 73 all
    • AI5AI Don : 73 to all
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • K9EQ/Chris : Don't forget: Prime Day! Scored a real nice video microscope for PCB work for less than $300. Don't forget to look for any discount coupon checkboxes before you order!
    • K9EQ/Chris : Hello.
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy Chris
    • K9EQ/Chris : Hello from California.
    • W4IOD/Odis : rgr that
    • AI5AI Don : No problem! Take your time, we are not going anywhere.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Don just an FYI I haven't forgotten about the IMRS just been really busy on my end.
    • AI5AI Don : Evening Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 6/21/2021
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy Y'all from Texas 06/21/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • AI5AI Don : Good Night all
    • K7LW : Have a great evening everyone, and stay safe!
    • N0PXT/Shane : 73 all. Have a great week.
    • KN4RFJ : Good night all!
    • K7LW : Absolutely,
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • K9EQ/Chris : Pretty much anything in the rack needs to be double shielded - especially with the incredible sensitivity of today's receivers. It's also a good idea to keep cables carrying power away from the Rx cable.s
    • K7LW : The double shield is nice for reducing potential RFI issues.
    • K9EQ/Chris : And I agree with using 214 for jumper cables, especially if power is involved.
    • K7LW : Or Lynn for that matter. LOL
    • K7LW : I agree totally with that. If it's a tight spot, and a relatively short run I use LMR-400.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Oh, hardline is definitely better. Unfortunately the Navy has more money than Chris has.
    • W4IOD/Odis : For short runs where you need flexibility this works good for mehttps://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-214
    • K7LW : You've heard the old saying about your weapon having been made by the lowest bidder? 😛
    • W4IOD/Odis : 🙂
    • K7LW : Government issue, need I say more? LOL
    • W4IOD/Odis : Buy better RG 214 🙂
    • K7LW : In all fairness this was in use aboard ships. So I'm sure that was a factor. But overall hardline does have better longevity.
    • K7LW : When I worked for the Navy we used to change out the RG-214 right about the 5 year mark, and replace it with fresh stuff.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Hardline is definitely better. I would question the 5 years. I've rarely had problems with LMR-400 even after 10 years.
    • K7LW : GE Odis, how ya been??
    • W4IOD/Odis : GE Lynn
    • K7LW : Hardline will outlast regular coax as well. Average life of coax before it starts to break down is 5 years. Hardline is considerably longer life.
    • KN4RFJ : I showed up late tonight, but as always, great info coming down
    • K7LW : I have six repeaters all running 7/8" hardline. I'm planning two more sites and plan to use the same cable.
    • K7LW : I would highly suggest calculating how much of a run your going to make, then order the cable with connectors already installed.
    • K7LW : With that, you'll also need a tool to prep the ends. The one I have I picked up "used" on eBay for $80
    • K7LW : Once you start getting into Hardline in general expect to pay upwards of $70 ea per connector for some cable.
    • KN4RFJ : Also, aren't LMR-600 connectors quite expensive?
    • K7LW : Works great
    • K7LW : I also use 5/8" linkage between the equipment.
    • KN4RFJ : Evening all
    • KN4RFJ : 1/2" hardline isn't too bad a price. OK for 100-200 ft
    • K7LW : I used 7/8" Heliax on all of my repeaters. Alittle more $$ but well worth the trouble in the long run.
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • K9EQ/Chris : Hello all!
    • AI5AI Don : Hello Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 6/14/2021
    • N0PXT/Shane : Good Evening all.
    • AI5AI Don : Hello Chris
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • AI5AI Don : good night
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 6/7/2021
    • AI5AI Don : Hello Chris
    • K9EQ/Chris : Hello Texas!
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy all from Texas 06/07/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • KO4IPV/ANGELO : CATCH YA NEXT TIME !!!
    • N0PXT/Shane : 73 All have a great week.
    • K0ORK/Chuck : GN all
    • K9EQ/Chris : 73 all!
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • KO4IPV/ANGELO : ITHANKS GOT IT.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Click on MNWis then select "live data".
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    • KO4IPV/ANGELO : WERE DO I FIND THE LIST OF CONNECTIONS THAT YO MENTIONED
    • N0PXT/Shane : Good evening Angelo. Thanks for checking in. Sit back listen and learn. If you have a question feel free to check in or ask here in the chat.
    • ANGELO/KO4IPV : I THINK I AM GOING TO FIND THIS NET VERY HELPFULL
    • ANGELO/KO4IPV : THANKS FOR CHECKING ME IN GUYS
    • K0ORK/Chuck : GE everyone.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Sorry about the spam - it has been deleted. That's what happens when I forget to shut down the chat at the end of the net. 🙁
    • K9EQ/Chris : Hello all.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Oh no Please don't shoot "Shotgun" 😉
    • AI5AI Don : I have a feeling this is going to be a shot net tonight.
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don 🙂
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 5/31/2021
    • AI5AI Don : Howdy from Texas 05/31/2021
    • AI5AI-Don : Good Nigh all 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • K0ORK/Chuck : wow loud
    • N0PXT/Shane : Hey Don
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy everyone from Texas
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE!!
    • K9EQ/Chris : Howdeedo
    • N0PXT/Shane : Evening all.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 5/24/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • AI5AI-Don : Good night everyone! 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : http://c4fm.xyz/c4fm-map.php
    • AI5AI-Don : Doing great Shane, thanks. Hello Odis!
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 5/17/2021
    • N0PXT/Shane : How are you doing tonight Don?
    • AI5AI-Don : Hello Shane
    • N0PXT/Shane : Evening Don.
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy all from Texas 05/17/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled.
    • K7LW : Y'all stay safe and have a great week! 73
    • K7LW : My guess is the first thing to go with me will be my memory, then my wallet. LOL
    • AI5AI-Don : Good night everyone! 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : That's a full life then
    • K7LW : Yep, but judging from the amount of family that showed up they both lived good lives.
    • K7LW : Glad I picked up an extra FTM-300
    • W4IOD/Odis : Very sad
    • K7LW : The Lady across the street from me passed away this past Thursday, and a close friend of mine lost his mother this past week. Talk about a Mothers Day buzz kill! Both great Lady's, sad to see them go.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Yes sir
    • K7LW : In these times any little win is a good thing. LOL
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good deal
    • K7LW : Still upright, so I'm call'n it a win.
    • W4IOD/Odis : I'm surviving Lynn & you?
    • K7LW : Yep, I had to change my room to "Analog Only" when I hung a PDN on it for one of my repeaters.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Yes it takes the HRI 200 to use an analog rig
    • K7LW : GE Odis, how goes?
    • W4IOD/Odis : GE Lynn
    • K7LW : The PDN's won't work with analog radios
    • K7LW : Make sure he knows it has to be a "Digital" mobile unit, ie FTM-100, 300, etc
    • K7LW : He could setup a PDN and be good to go
    • K7LW : LOL Good, cause white beards are always in style.
    • K0ORK/Chuck : OK I do resemble that remark
    • K7LW : Coming from a fellow "Old Guy" I'll take that as a compliment. 🙂
    • K0ORK/Chuck : you old guys are good
    • K7LW : I listen to the hum of the transmitter, and the glow of the finals to judge the power out of my transmitter. 😉
    • AI5AI-Don : Ask on the net Richard
    • Richard -KE8QBR : is there a wish list? I'd like to see the power level in color, since I can't tell what power level I'm at while driving
    • Richard -KE8QBR : new ham , just picked up a 300. Some questions?
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy Chris
    • W4IOD/Odis : Hello Chris
    • K9EQ/Chris : Hello all.
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy Odis
    • AI5AI-Don : Hello everyone from Texas
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 5/10/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • K9EQ/Chris : 73 all.
    • N0PXT/Shane : Good evening all have a great week 73
    • K0ORK/Chuck : good night all
    • K7LW : Have a great week, and stay safe all!
    • K7LW : When I lived in Kingston WA, I was called "Kingstons 7th Largest Wasteline."
    • N9HFL/Jim : Good Evening Everyone! Just wanted to see how the chat function works.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : Lima Whiskey
    • K7LW : I've been called worse and shot at for less. LOL
    • W4IOD/Odis : lol
    • K9EQ/Chris : K7LW: We'll just call you "LW".
    • K7LW : I leave my name out on purpose just to see if the other station was paying attention when I told them. 😛
    • K7LW : Okay, all of the nodes in our system out here re-boot every night at 0300. But the PC that is hosting the room is at my place. So every now and then the room goes nuts by flashing in and out. I just reboot the router and the PC (again) and it fixes it.
    • W4IOD/Odis : It stopped for 11 hours today and it started doing it again 2 hours ago.
    • W4IOD/Odis : It does it automatically every Sunday morning at 03:00 eastern router has been rebooted.
    • K7LW : All I've been drinking is ice tea I swear!
    • K7LW : Router, sorry,
    • K7LW : Just a thought, did you try re-booting your server?
    • K7LW : Ah okay, yep, your right, probably no easy fix then.
    • W4IOD/Odis : GE Lynn, I doubt that will work for me it hasn't been updated in a long while. Running W7 here.
    • K7LW : Of course the ultimate fix would be for Yeasu to release a LINUX version of WiresX, but I digress....
    • K7LW : The fix is to simply run Windows update again, and see if you can blow past the previous update that originally caused the problem.
    • K7LW : I had the same thing, and I've heard it mentioned by a few others as well.
    • K7LW : If you check Odis you might find out that the changing offline/online is caused by a recent Windows update.
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy Chuck and Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • N0PXT/Shane : Good Evening all.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 5/3/2021
    • K0ORK/Chuck : GE Don
    • AI5AI-Don : Hello everyone from Texas 05/03/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • AI5AI-Don : Good night
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy Odis
    • AI5AI-Don : Hello everyone from Texas 04/26/2021
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 4/26/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • K9EQ/Chris : 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : Yes sir
    • K9EQ/Chris : Bloody spam
    • guest_7039 : FTM 7250 Discontinued: https://youtu.be/so8A2mo3lv4
    • W4IOD/Odis : https://youtu.be/so8A2mo3lv4
    • AI5AI-Don : Good evening Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 4/19/2021
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy everyone from Texas 04/19/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • K9EQ/Chris : 73 all
    • K9EQ/Chris : Stock still at DX Engineering and HRO.
    • AI5AI-Don : Good night everyone from Texas! 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • N0ANE : Just purchased two 7250's from R&L Electronics. Their stock is now gone.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Don, that's why my WiresX machine is running W7
    • N0PXT?Shane : Don, Yes, sometimes 🙂
    • AI5AI-Don : Win 10 updates messes up more than it fixes!
    • AI5AI-Don : Oops!
    • W4IOD/Odis : Never goo when you let the smoke out. 🙁
    • W4IOD/Odis : Three for me Don
    • AI5AI-Don : I've done 2 400's
    • AI5AI-Don : Ron AB8DT is checking the YCS for our IMRS network.
    • AI5AI-Don : G E Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • N0PXT?Shane : Good Evening all
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 4/12/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : GE all
    • AI5AI-Don : G E Chris 04/12/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • AI5AI-Don : Good Night all 73
    • K9KWP - Kevin : night all
    • N0PXT?Shane : Night all 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W9AUV Terry : controlled. There is a DIN connection and cable that can be connected to any Fusion capable radio. The new HRI-300 gives the user wires-x connectivity to the internet. There is also an external speaker jack and an rj11 microphone jack for use without having a radio connected. No particular computer or operating system is required to use the HRI-300 other than when making system setting changes
    • W9AUV Terry : Yaesu announced their latest new product today, the HRI-300. It is a self contained hardware device that has a hardwired ethernet interface as well as WIFI ethernet connectivity. It comes standard with a USB port that allows initial setup of the device. Once initial settings are made the user can control the device through a web interface in a similar way that home wifi routers are set up to be
    • W9AUV Terry : Yeah I was the one who posted this on April 1.
    • Randy N4TDT : you guys...all of you...are terrific. best way to get the fusion info first hand.. THANKS
    • Randy N4TDT : yes, Chris - listening
    • K9EQ/Chris : Randy: What you ask is certainly possible. We'll address it on the net assuming you are listening there.
    • W4IOD/Odis : No problem Kevin that's not an issue.
    • N0ANE : I think it's up to net control. That's how nets work.
    • K9KWP - Kevin : My bad folks, I didn't know about the "no hotspot" rule, sorry.
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : GE Kevin
    • N0PXT?Shane : Hello Kevin
    • K9KWP - Kevin : Good evening all!!
    • W4IOD/Odis : HOWDEE Don
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 4/5/2021
    • N0PXT?Shane : Good Evening all 4/5/2021
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy y'all from Texas 04/05/2021
    • Randy N4TDT : I've got a question for the NET. Our local club....Sarasota Emergency Radio Club (serc.org) has a monthly NET. We have a Fusion Repeater and I"m curious if its possible to "simulcast" the NET on our local RV frequency and on a room established on our Repeater. Many of us in Florida are gone for the summer and would like to participate in the local NET. Any possiblities?
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • AI5AI-Don : good night everyone 73
    • K9KWP - Kevin : good night
    • K7LW : Y'all have a great week and stay safe and healthy!
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • W4IOD/Odis : I already do
    • K9EQ/Chris : It will work with Pi-Star. YSF works directly, FCS takes a formula to convert the numbers. You'll need a separate bank for YSF reflectors that have different #'s than the WiRES-X room and for FCS.
    • Ian W7OLI : I have 4 sticky notes that I am currently looking at
    • K7LW : Not to worry Odis, as the years go by you'll learn to appreciate the value of sticky notes more and more. LOL
    • K9KWP - Kevin : I think it doesn't work if going through a Pi-Star hotspot, but only for DRI-200. I do believe.
    • Ian W7OLI : LOL
    • K7LW : Hickory Dickory Dock, The Ham was setting his clock. The clock struck 1800Z so the Ham said; "Screw this 20 meters is open, I'm off to HF!" And that solved that...
    • Ian W7OLI : I found it
    • Ian W7OLI : Where is the help section
    • K9EQ/Chris : HamOperator.com
    • Ian W7OLI : Can I have the link pls I am not familiar with the website
    • Ian W7OLI : ok
    • K9EQ/Chris : HamOperator.com has a document about setting the clock in the help section.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Also don't know which of the two it would pair with.
    • Ian W7OLI : I have a query for the group how do I set the date and time on my ft3dr I tried to set it but it didnt work
    • K9EQ/Chris : The Bluetooth radio in the FT3 uses the very basic hands-free protocol. So the AirPods would need to support that. It will probably suck their batteries since the AirPods must use standard Bluetooth 2.1.
    • KM6ARL : Hello All, has any confirm that apple AirPods work with FT3D?
    • K7LW : We're getting ready to link all of our machines using Ubiquity radios (5GHZ) but I would REALLY like to nix those alarms before we finish linking the machines.
    • K7LW : I would agree with that. Now if they could only find a way to tone down those annoying alarms when using MRLS
    • K9EQ/Chris : Well, what you have now definitely has bugs. I think there are fewer problems with RF linking vs. direct HRI-200.
    • K7LW : That would make sense. Before I retired we used to routinely run a BERT on a new channel prior to putting in service.
    • K9EQ/Chris : I believe it was triggered by high BER during a WiRES-X command transmission.
    • K7LW : Okay, I was just curious. We have five repeaters in our system, and I wanted to hold off installed the update until I was sure it was bug free.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Yes
    • K7LW : That was after you had installed the firmware update?
    • K9EQ/Chris : Otherwise there are not many reports. The firmware update seems to have solved most of the problems. Why do you ask?
    • K9EQ/Chris : I had one which was a lockup with Tx on. Good news was that I could reset it via the WiRES-X software. (Should state this is HRI-200 direct connect.)
    • K7LW : That's what I thought, but I haven't heard of anything else happening.
    • W4IOD/Odis : I do believe Chris K9EQ has.
    • K7LW : I recall Chris had his DR2 reboot out of the blue. I haven't heard of anyone else having that, buy hey anything's possible right?
    • K7LW : Yes it is
    • K7LW : I have a query for the group. Of you guys that are running the DR2X's, and have installed the new firmware upgrade, has anyone experienced any glitches so far?
    • W4IOD/Odis : Playing a waiting game Grrrr
    • K7LW : As long as it's not sliding down hill your still ahead of the game Odis.
    • W4IOD/Odis : About the same Lynn thanks for asking
    • K7LW : Hey Odis, how is everything your way?
    • W4IOD/Odis : Hello Lynn
    • W4IOD/Odis : Hello Lance
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy Odis
    • K7LW : Howdy Feller's, I hope all is well and everyone is healthy.
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don?
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 3/29/2021
    • guest_2063 : Hello everyone from Texas 03/29/2021
    • K9KWP - Kevin : hi hi
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • n0mql/Kelvin : kc4jcb pls hit me kelvind@kelvind.com
    • AI5AI-Don : Good night all 73
    • K0ORK/Chuck : GN all
    • K9EQ/Chris : 73 all
    • KC4JCB : 73
    • n0mql/Kelvin : cheers
    • KC4JCB : You know, I might just try a second mini usb. Could have bad cable
    • N0PXT?Shane : Night all 73
    • K9KWP - Kevin : night all
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD SK SK
    • K9EQ/Chris : For PDN mode, it's connecting to a serial port on the CPU, thus it needs a virtual COM port which is provide by the cable with a blob in the middle of it.
    • n0mql/Kelvin : ...and also on face
    • K9EQ/Chris : For FW updates it uses the plain USB cable since it's connecting to the USB port on the main CPU.
    • n0mql/Kelvin : good call
    • KC4JCB : I put labels on them. Got tricky
    • K9KWP - Kevin : odd, FT-3DR just uses a plain old usb cable
    • n0mql/Kelvin : yup
    • KC4JCB : They are physically different for me
    • W4IOD/Odis : Right I used the cable that came with the FTM300
    • KC4JCB : Kelvin, that’s what I was recalling
    • n0mql/Kelvin : it’s the usb that comes in box with 300
    • n0mql/Kelvin : scu-20 not for firmware upg on 300
    • AD0MI : yep, SCU-20
    • W4IOD/Odis : SCU-20 FTM 100/400
    • KC4JCB : Am I mistaken? Let me take another look at my pile o’ cables
    • W4IOD/Odis : YES SCU-20
    • KC4JCB : Beats me why
    • K9KWP - Kevin : got it
    • KC4JCB : They are two different cables and drivers
    • K9KWP - Kevin : does FTM300/400 use the same cable for firmware update as FT-3D? I never loaded a driver, Parallels detected the port and it worked fine.
    • W4IOD/Odis : dir 🙂
    • KC4JCB : Stahp 😉
    • n0mql/Kelvin : that could cause con... wait for it... fusion
    • W4IOD/Odis : Step forward from DOS
    • KC4JCB : Or rather dos 6.0
    • K9KWP - Kevin : 😉
    • KC4JCB : Si, I meant first Linux distro. Windows 3.0 was my first floppy love.
    • KC4JCB : Oh boy, just realized how confusing that is that the VMware desktop virtualization product is also called Fusion.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Go back a little further Win 3.1
    • KC4JCB : No issue here updating the ft3d from the same windows vm within Fusion.
    • K9KWP - Kevin : I know there are some difference between VMWare and Parallels Desktop
    • W4IOD/Odis : Kevin. on my Mac I keep them separated (BootCamp)
    • KC4JCB : First distro I ever installedd was Slackware from floppies in 1995. Talk about painful.
    • K9KWP - Kevin : Not sure if it the same driver, but I was able to update my FT-3D on macos running Paralles Desktop and Windows 10
    • W4IOD/Odis : Debian for the most part here
    • KC4JCB : Lol, I didn’t dare ask for a Ubuntu package. I dared not.
    • W4IOD/Odis : 🙂
    • n0mql/Kelvin : Well, the penguins are awful cute.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Rock solid
    • AD0MI : Linux owns my heart.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Well the Linux guys are left out as well but Chris K9EQ is working on a project of getting WiresX running on Linux. The issue seems to be the driver image that.
    • K0ORK/Chuck : glad you found it Kelvin
    • KC4JCB : Will do. Thank you sir. I guess Us Mac guys draw the short straw from Yaesu.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Craig, follow the instructions to the letter on each step and you should be fine.
    • KC4JCB : Thanks for the net, I’ll break down and use a real windows machine 🙂
    • n0mql/Kelvin : LOVE timeanddate.com; use it frequently.
    • n0mql/Kelvin : The problem I had was a sloppy fit on the port on the side of the face unit.
    • n0mql/Kelvin : No. Regular win10
    • K9EQ/Chris : Were you using a VM?
    • n0mql/Kelvin : I had difficulty with firmware upd on 1 of my 2 300s. Got past it.
    • AI5AI-Don : No problem
    • K9KWP - Kevin : 🙂
    • K0ORK/Chuck : sorry ,I was not pushing the foot switch hard enough
    • AI5AI-Don : hello Chris
    • W4IOD/Odis : rgr rgr
    • AI5AI-Don : yes
    • W4IOD/Odis : Can you hear Chuck now?
    • K9EQ/Chris : GE all
    • AI5AI-Don : Chuck went silent here
    • W4IOD/Odis : WH6Q-RPT
    • K9KWP - Kevin : Ahh
    • W4IOD/Odis : He's analog
    • K9KWP - Kevin : I hear
    • AI5AI-Don : no audio
    • n0mql/Kelvin : g.e.
    • K9KWP - Kevin : hi
    • W4IOD/Odis : GE Kevin
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : HowDEE Don
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 3/22/2021
    • AI5AI-Don : Howdy y'all from Texas 03/22/2021
    • K9KWP (formally KD9R : Howdy Hi Folks
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • AI5AI-Don : good night to all! 73
    • W4IOD/Odis : Everyone have a good evening and stay safe 73 de W4IOD
    • K7LW : That's normal.
    • K7LW : Yes they will, quite nicely. But you have to remember to push the button to talk, then push it again to listen.
    • K7LW : Right now we have approx 140 mile footprint, hopefully by the end of summer that will get bumped up to 200 miles.
    • K7LW : Fingers crossed Odis! We currently have three digital machines all linked, hopefully by the end of summer we'll have two more. I keep a regular maint schedule with all of them.
    • W4IOD/Odis : Hopefully you get 4 more Lynn
    • K7LW : Most of what Chris just mentioned we've done with our repeaters (DR2X) all of which are located on mountain tops. Been running 4 years now without a hitch.
    • W4IOD/Odis : HOWDEE Don
    • W4IOD/Odis : GE Lynn
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : we got 3-4 inches here too, heavey and wet
    • N0PXT?Shane : Hello Kevin from Snowy MN
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Hello from Northern Illinois
    • N0PXT?Shane : Good Evening all.
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Howdy Hi all....
    • K7LW : GE Odis!
    • AI5AI-Don : Hello Chris and Odis
    • W4IOD/Odis : Good Evening all 3/15/2021
    • K9EQ/Chris : Chat is enabled
    • K9EQ/Chris : Text entry shut down until next net due to spam. If it isn't working at the start of the net, you may need to remind K9EQ to re-enable it. 🙂
    • K9EQ/Chris : Sounds like a great breakfast! 73 all.
    • AI5AI-Don : Good night everyone. 73
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Have a great evening all..
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : later tater
    • Ian W7OLI : Got to go have to shred taters for hash browns in the morning
    • Ian W7OLI : Hello
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Hi Ian
    • Ian W7OLI : Good evening
    • K9EQ/Chris : The OpenSpot 3 is probably the most "hands-off" you can get, but it's really expensive! Probably $280.
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Is the DvMega a good radio board, been looking at that for my pi 3
    • K9EQ/Chris : I've purchased a number of these Chinese RF boards on Amazon and all have worked well.
    • K9EQ/Chris : For about $25 you can buy the radio that attaches to the top of the Pi. Then burn an SD card with Pi-Star software. For an assembled version of that see ZumSpot at Ham Radio Outlet.
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : I have a pi 3 and a pi 4 that I can repurpose
    • K9EQ/Chris : So you're happy playing around with the Raspberry Pi?
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : but kinda looking for a plug-n-play solution though
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Linux admin level, and I'm Java programmer
    • K9EQ/Chris : Kevin: How are your Linux skills?
    • AI5AI-Don : Shark RF OpenSpot-3
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Chris: So I am thinking about getting a hotspot, are there ones that are LESS troublesome?
    • K7LW : This is a pretty good video by John Kruk (N9UPC) that does a pretty good job of explaining DG-ID, and DP-ID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ecrwPeyWes
    • AI5AI-Don : Yes sir. I heard that.
    • K7LW : Not a good time to experiment...
    • K9EQ/Chris : He simply has to play with things like D* on a Fusion net. The problem was not at our end - other than the Yaesu software was blocking him.
    • AI5AI-Don : Ouch!!
    • AI5AI-Don : Yepper!
    • K9EQ/Chris : (It's tied to the transmitter, not the Person.)
    • AI5AI-Don : Yes sir! no problem!
    • K9EQ/Chris : Whatever. I call it the Tx ID which is what it really is.
    • AI5AI-Don : OK! His DP_ID didn't come through. You said his DG_ID. Cool!
    • K9EQ/Chris : He made it through the YSF reflector but was blocked by the WiRES-X node. So something in his data stream was screwed up.
    • K7LW : Just Yeasu Fusion repeaters.
    • K7LW : It's a unique two digit identifier that is set by the user to a specific repeater. Mainly for IMRS (LAN) applications. It enables you to divide up a group of repeaters.
    • K9EQ/Chris : Every Yaesu radio transmits a 5 character transmitter ID. You can see them if you look at the last heard list on HamOperator.com. I'm not filtering for that.
    • AI5AI-Don : you have to have a DG-ID on your YSF? What is it?
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : "The Girl From Ipanema"
    • K9EQ/Chris : Data from Bill showed that he was not transmitting a DG-ID so probably not using a Yaesu radio.
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : I'm playing hold music in my head
    • WV8MAT : WV8MAT listening to the net in WV via Pi Star… first timer here
    • AI5AI-Don : ok
    • K9EQ/Chris : Yes, Bill was on YSF and has something screwed up with his hotspot so he wasn't making it through WiRES-X. Only on YSF and the local bridge (Dayton, MN).
    • AI5AI-Don : Chris, no copy here from that. I only get net control
    • K7LW : Look up SEA-PAC
    • K7LW : Cool! Once this whole COVID-19 thing is over and done with, Seaside hosts one of the largest Hamventions in the PNW.
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Hey Oregon, our future home near Seaside
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : Does MNWis have any other chat, like a Discord server?
    • K7LW : It's a balmy 42F in NE Oregon right now.
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : everything weather wise is wonky these days
    • K9EQ/Chris : I think SoCal is the cold spot. We just barely made it up to 63 today. Overcast most of the day. Rain later this week.
    • K9EQ/Chris : The no sign-in is nice, but a pain. Obviously any spammer can then throw out spam - which they do. So it has to be enabled/disabled before/after the net.
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : nice to have chat for a net, wish some of the analog nets did this
    • KD9RYB-Kevin : that's the one
    • K9EQ/Chris : North Shore Repeater Club carries the net.

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